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Forbidden city : a novel / Vanessa Hua.

Hua, Vanessa,(author.).
Book Book ([2022])
Description: pages cm
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2022]
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  • ISBN: 9780399178818 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0399178813 (hardcover)
  • Edition: First Edition.
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"On the eve of China's Cultural Revolution and her sixteenth birthday, Mei dreams of becoming a ... Read More
Citation: Hua, Vanessa. "Forbidden city : a novel." New York : Ballantine Books, 2022.
 
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520 . ‡a"On the eve of China's Cultural Revolution and her sixteenth birthday, Mei dreams of becoming a model revolutionary. When the Communist Party recruits girls for a mysterious duty in the capital, she seizes the opportunity to escape her impoverished village. It is only when Mei arrives at the Chairman's opulent residence-a forbidden city unto itself-that she learns that the girls' job is to dance with the Party elites. Ambitious and whip-smart, Mei makes a beeline toward the Chairman. Mei gradually separates from the other recruits to become the Chairman's confidante-and paramour. As he fends off political rivals, Mei faces down schemers from the dance troupe who will stop at nothing to take her place, as well as the Chairman's imperious wife, who has schemes of her own. When the Chairman finally gives Mei a political mission, she seizes it with fervor, but the brutality of this latest stage of the revolution makes her begin to doubt all the certainties she has held so dear."-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
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